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D-Day beaches - 2 days Normandy Private Tour
This getaway is just an example. We can tailor the trip to make it memorable for you.
This day trip is a unique way to discover the WWII history and remember those who gave their life to liberate France.
Start your journey with your driver-guide, picking you up at your hotel or apartment in Paris. You will head to the Normandy region (about 3 hours drive from Paris).
You will explore the following sites:
Mémorial de Caen : Located in the immediate vicinity of the D-Day Landing beaches, the Mémorial de Caen visitor centre is among the essential sites focusing on the Battle of Normandy and 20th century history. From the origins of the Second World War to the end of the Cold War, museographical displays tell this terrible side of 20th century history.
Indeed, Caen, bombarded during the summer of 1944, a liberated yet martyred city, deserved a tribute well worthy of the suffering it endured.
This is precisely the purpose of the Mémorial de Caen, but via a continuing perspective and action aimed at reconciliation.
Omaha Beach : Omaha Beach is the name used by the Allies during World War II World to designate one of the five landing beaches of Normandy. Assigned to American troops, it is where the Allies lost the most troops. That is why this beach is nicknamed “Bloody Omaha” or even “the Beach of blood.” There are 2 popular stops where you will stop : Vierville village with the landing of the 29th Division and Colleville village with the 1st Division.
Pointe du Hoc : Captured on the morning of the 6th of June 1944 by Colonel Rudder’s Rangers, the site was also one of key features of the German defensive fortifications. The site reminds us of what an artillery battery was like, with its firing command post, casemates and shelters.
Utah Beach : Utah Beach, the westernmost beach of the five landing areas of the Normandy Invasion of World War II. It was assaulted on June 6, 1944 by the U.S. 4th Infantry Division and in the predawn hours of D-Day, units of the 82nd and 101st airborne divisions were airdropped inland from the landing beach. They suffered many casualties from drowning and enemy fire but succeeded in their aim of isolating the seaborne invasion force from defending German units.
Ste-Mère-l'Eglise : In the early morning of 6 June 1944 mixed units of the U.S. 82nd Airborne and U.S. 101st Airborne Divisions occupied the town in Operation Boston, giving it the claim to be one of the first towns liberated in the invasion. A well-known incident involved paratrooper John Steele of the 505th PIR, whose parachute caught on the spire of the town church, and could only observe the fighting going on below. Today, a dummy paratrooper hangs from the church spire, commemorating the story of John Steele.
What is included
> English-fluent and knowledgeable tour-guide at your side all day to make the most of your getaway in Normandy region
> Pick-up in Paris with private luxury van
> Visit of the main landmarks that have marked the History (Mémorial de Caen, Omaha Beach, Pointe du Hoc, Utah Beach, Ste-Mère-l'Eglise)
> All transfers between the main landmarks
> Drop off at a boutique luxury hotel in the heart of Bayeux
> Overnight and breakfast
> Train on the following day from Bayeux to Paris (1st class tickets - 2.5 hours journey)
What is not included
> Personal expenses
Looking forward to hearing from you
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